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As US announces plans to fund $480 million energy project: MCC to start negotiations with Sierra Leone Government

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The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has notified the United States Congress of its intention to start a Millennium Challenge Compact negotiations with the Government of Sierra Leone.

The MCC, led by Aysha House, Vice President of Congressional and Public Affairs has further announced its proposal to negotiate a substantial $480.67 million aid package with Sierra Leone.

The initiative, detailed in a Congressional Notification sent on Friday, aims to significantly enhance the West African nation’s electric power sector.

The planned Millennium Challenge Compact targets a critical impediment to Sierra Leone’s economic growth: the dire need for more affordable and reliable electricity.

The proposed financial aid will fund three major projects: the Transmission Backbone Project to bolster the main electricity lines, the Distribution and Access Project to widen service reach, and the Power Sector Reform Project to improve overall management and efficiency in the sector.

House’s notification specifies a waiting period, inviting members of Congress or their aides interested in discussing the Sierra Leone compact to reach out to MCC representative Brian Forni.

The talks with the Government of Sierra Leone can officially begin no sooner than 15 days following this announcement, giving U.S. legislators time to review and consult on the proposed agreement.

This initiative highlights the continued U.S. commitment to fostering sustainable development and economic growth in emerging markets through strategic infrastructure investment.

Further details on the projects and supplemental information have been provided to Congress as part of this notification.

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